Public Health Genomics – an introduction

Workshop
23 Oct 2019 - 24 Oct 2019
Stockholm, Sweden
ECDC

This workshop is designed to strengthen the capacity to use whole genome sequencing of human pathogens for public health investigations in EU/ EEA Member States.

The workshop will bring together experts with epidemiology, microbiology and pathogen genomics backgrounds to gain knowledge and skills on how to apply whole genome sequencing for outbreak investigations and surveillance of communicable disease and antimicrobial resistance threats.

The aim is to facilitate the technology transition to optimise EU wide use of whole genome sequencing for disease and drug resistance detection and surveillance, and epidemiologic investigations of cross-border outbreaks.

National Coordinators will designate the participants in consultation with the National Focal Points for Training, Microbiology and Surveillance.